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Special Senior: Graham's big performance carries Jayhawks past Penn

There were a couple of things Kansas point guard Devonte' Graham believed strongly about KU's 1-16 matchup with Penn during Thursday's first-round NCAA Tournament game. By Matt Tait

Afternoon

No. 1 seed Jayhawks eliminate potential March Cinderella Penn

A pre-tournament darling before March Madness even tipped off, 16th-seeded University of Pennsylvania won the opening minutes of its anticipated Thursday afternoon meeting with No. 1 seed Kansas and followed through with some second-half fight, too, at Intrust Bank Arena. But the team with basketball pedigree and a potential All-American senior on its side successfully shattered some Cinderella dreams. By Benton Smith

Evening

Kansas-Penn not your run-of-the-mill 1-16 NCAA Tournament matchup

While the top-seeded Jayhawks are double-digit favorites in Las Vegas, and the pick to advance on 99.9 percent of brackets across America, there has been more than a little buzz this week about the fact that the Penn Quakers could be the latest 16 seed to really challenge a 1, adding intrigue to what, in years past, has been a rather uneventful game. By Matt Tait

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Notebook: Jayhawks play through nerves; Lagerald Vick steps up against Penn

Nerves played a big role in KU's major struggles early on during Thursday's 76-60 victory over 16th-seeded Penn at Intrust Bank Arena during the first round of the NCAA Tournament. By Matt Tait

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Tom Keegan: Azubuike makes small progress in return vs. Penn

Nine days after hitting the floor in practice, sent there by a sprained MCL of the left knee, Kansas starting center Udoka Azubuike checked into Thursday’s first-round NCAA tournament game with 8:32 left in the first half and Kansas trailing by eight points. By Tom Keegan

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Special Senior: Graham's big performance carries Jayhawks past Penn

There were a couple of things Kansas point guard Devonte' Graham believed strongly about KU's 1-16 matchup with Penn during Thursday's first-round NCAA Tournament game. By Matt Tait

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No. 1 seed Jayhawks eliminate potential March Cinderella Penn

A pre-tournament darling before March Madness even tipped off, 16th-seeded University of Pennsylvania won the opening minutes of its anticipated Thursday afternoon meeting with No. 1 seed Kansas and followed through with some second-half fight, too, at Intrust Bank Arena. But the team with basketball pedigree and a potential All-American senior on its side successfully shattered some Cinderella dreams. By Benton Smith